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Road closed in Selkirk for flood prevention work

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A road in Selkirk will be closed for five months to allow work to be carried out on the town’s flood protection scheme.

Dunsdale Haugh in the town’s industrial area will be closed to allow a metre high wall to be constructed to protect the area from the Shaw Burn.

A new culvert will also be installed under the road.

SBC road closed graphic

A diversion will be in place via Level Crossing Road.

The £31.4 million Selkirk flood protection project will protect almost 600 properties and is due to be completed by the end of the year.

Conor Price, Project Manager, Selkirk Flood Protection Scheme, said:

Over last Christmas we experienced a number of major storms and a number of very high waters passing through the town.

The town was protected from all those events and will be protected from a much larger event moving forward.

– Conor Price
Conor Price, Project Manager, Selkirk Flood Protection Scheme